CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Stewart broke a tie halfway by means of the third interval with the primary of his two objectives and the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night time for his or her first victory of the season.
Jason Zucker had a objective and an help, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves to assist the Wild (1-1-1) hand Chicago (three-1-1) its first regulation loss.
Stewart tapped Zucker’s feed previous Corey Crawford from the doorstep at 9:28 of the third to offer Minnesota a 2-1 lead.
Stewart and Zucker broke in 2-on-1 towards Duncan Keith after fellow defenseman Brent Seabrook fell down on the play. The aim withstood a video evaluate after the Blackhawks challenged Zucker was offside.
Zucker added an influence-play objective with 7:31 to go on the delay-of-recreation penalty that resulted from the failed Chicago problem. He banged the puck in from behind the web off Crawford’s skate.
Stewart scored into an empty internet with four:04 remaining to make it four-1. Mikko Koivu added one other empty-netter with 2:01 left.
Minnesota’s Eric Staal opened the scoring with 34.5 seconds left within the second. Chicago’s Ryan Hartman related halfway via the third interval to tie it at 1.
Jonathan Toews’ aim within the remaining minute accomplished the scoring.
Crawford stopped 29 photographs. Chicago entered having outscored its opponents 21-7 in 4 video games.
Neither group had many possibilities within the scoreless first interval because the Blackhawks failed to attach within the opening body for the primary time in 5 video games. Chicago has outscored opponents eleven-1 within the first.
Crawford made level-clean saves on Zucker and Charlie Coyle lower than a minute aside early within the second. The Blackhawks dominated late within the interval, however misfired on prime possibilities or have been stopped by Dubnyk.
Staal scored with 34.5 seconds left within the second to make it 1-zero as Minnesota capitalized on a turnover and protection mistake by 21-yr-previous Chicago defenseman Gustav Forsling.
Forsling misplaced the puck simply to Coyle simply contained in the Chicago blue line, then was caught flat-footed as Staal broke in alone down the left aspect of the slot. After taking Coyle’s cross-ice feed, Staal beat Crawford on the brief aspect.
Hartman tied it 1 at eight:21 of the third, when he tucked in a rebound of Patrick Kane’s shot from the left level. With Tanner Kero screening, Dubnyk stopped Kane’s shot, however Hartman was open on the fitting aspect of the crease and slid the puck previous Dubnyk’s left pad.